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The Specifications of a 2003 Toyota XRS

The Matrix XRS was Toyota’s sporty

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Toyota the Matrix lineup in 2002 and it squarely at the Gen-X and #8211;Y Toyota collaborated with on the development of the Matrix, which resulted in the release of the Pontiac The Toyota Corolla provided the platform for the Matrix, but the Matrix little resemblance to its ancestor.

The Matrix XRS borrowed its engine and transmission from the Celica and was the equivalent of the Vibe GT.


A look at the specs sheets for the Matrix trim levels lead you to believe that were all equipped with the 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine, but was not the case. The high-performance XRS model’s was actually had 0.12 cubic more displacement than the on the base and XR models — cubic inches to 109.48 inches.

The Yamaha-produced engine had an aluminum and head, and was an inline four-cylinder double overhead cams, valve timing and four per cylinder. Bore and … 3.23 inches by 3.35 and the compression ratio was 11.5-to-1. It 180 horsepower at 7,600 rpm and 130 foot-pounds of at 6,800 rpm.

Though its output was relatively some critics bemoaned the that they needed to rev the to above 6,500 rpm to take of its additional power. The front-wheel-drive XRS was available with a six-speed transmission or a four-speed automatic.

Smaller than a Toyota but slightly bigger than the Focus, which it sort of the Matrix XRS also was reminiscent of the PT Cruiser. The slope of the roofline was one its distinctive features. At the rear of the car the sloped down while the line sloped up, giving the windows a wedge shape. The XRS was 171.3 inches long a wheelbase of 102.4 inches.

It was 69.9 inches wide and 61 high, and had a curb weight of pounds.


On twisty back or in-town trips the Matrix XRS was a fun car to but not so much on long trips. was crisp, but below 5,000 rpm it display any more responsiveness or than other Matrix levels. The Matrix XRS went 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and recorded a quarter-mile of 15.7 seconds at 91.5

On a 200-foot skid pad it pulled lateral g and took the 600-foot at 65.7 mph. The Matrix XRS 118 feet to brake from 60 to 0 Models with the automatic got 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for a combined 25

Manual transmission models got 22 mpg and 28 highway for a combined rating of 24 The Matrix XRS did require premium

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